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Feb 26, 2014 2:00am PST
considers four options for restructuring the national security agency phone surveillance program. this morning, "the wall street journal" is reporting the options range running it through telephone companies to ditching the program altogether. the company gets millions of phone records from three companies. last month, president obama asked the intelligence agency and the justice departments to come up with alternatives to take it out of the nsa's hands. >>> new information about controversial cuts in the number of air marshals. the department cutting the number of air marshals. that's according to an internal dhs e-mail obtained by cnn. the department declined to say how many positions have been eliminated. critics say the secrecy allows dhs to cut the workforce without having to tell anybody about it. something what happened in the years before 9/11. >> those cuts could come up today as jay johnson testifies before house members. he's expected to address security concerns at airports including the shoe bomb and toothpaste terror alert. this is johnson as first capitol hill appe
Feb 25, 2014 9:00pm EST
national security agency which has been in the news a lot. the national geospatial intelligence agency who i worked with for a couple of years. they take pictures from satellites. the defense intelligence agency does mostly intelligence matters. reconnaissanceal office which manages satellites. and a lot of people think you launch a satellite and it is just up there. no, you fly a satellite. you determine welhere it will be and then you maintain it. that is what they do. two intelligence agencies focused primarily on the united states. the fbi and the department of homeland security. they're concerned with threats st organizations and they work with state and local governments. view of the treasury government -- department. the drug enforcement agency. their work should be obvious. the energy department which is where my security clearance currently resides which looks after nuclear matters and energy matters. each of the five armed forces as its own intelligence branch. you put all that together and to 16 of them. the problem with the silos. we learned from 9/11 that all that intellig
Feb 26, 2014 7:00am PST
? all that effects us as a national security issue, and let's remember, it was richard nixon who established the environmental protection agency and signed the clean air and water act working with a democrat congress. this is a bipartisan issue because it affects all of us. saying we need to do away with the environmental protection agency and it's overreached, epa would love it if congress would act and take action on climate change. that would be great if they set the levels of carbon, but they seem incapable of doing that, so the agency has a legal responsibility to take the action. >> yeah, i think it's clear under current administrative law they do also have the authority to deal with what you're talking about, some of the gaps when this congress is inactive on a host of issues, including this one, they have to continue to do their job, regulating, you mention bipartisanship, an important point, and secretary kerry, of course, making a similar point that this is also a national security issue. another big news item today, as we have been reporting, chris christie is out doing another town hall. you as a former governor of new
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Feb 26, 2014 2:00pm EST
. >> christopher, spokesman for united nations relief work agency joins us via skype from jerusalem. thank you very much. those two men who killed a british soldier last may learned their fate, one getting life in prison. the other 45 years, and in december they were found guilty of this: killing lee rigby, a british soldier, running him over first with their car, and then hacking him to death. that crime happened in the middle of the day on a busy street of london. they said they weren' they wereg ththey were avenging thedeath od overseas. >>> the army looked at 20,000 soldiers all told and disqualified anyone with a record of criminal or unethical behavior. >>> one of georgia's largest employers, delta airlines coming out against the state's anti-gay bill, georgia now considering putting into affect a law that would allow business owners deny service based on religious ground. they say the real purpose is to discriminate against gays and lesbians. how significant are these comments from delta today? >> we think very significant. these are strong words in response to the bill that the hou
Feb 26, 2014 6:00pm EST
agreement on their nuclear program. however, hope is a poor national security strategy. the nuclear weapons-free iran act would set the prom prop framework for ensuring that iran dismantles its illicit nuclear infrastructure, complies with all security council resolutions, cooperates with the international atomic energy agency, respects human rights, and ceases to promote global terrorism. furthermore, the nuclear weapons-free iran act implements president obama's own policy. in his recent state of the union address he stated -- and i quote -- "be the first to call for more sanctions" -- close quote should iran fail to uphold the interim agreement. by passing this legislation we are ensuring that the united states has the ability to further penalize iran for its continued noncompliance. nevertheless, president obama has threatened to veto this legislation, further indicating his willingness to blindly concede to iranian rhetoric. now is not the time for this nation to exhibit weakness. now is our chance to demonstrate to iran and to the world that we are serious about nuclear nonproliferation in compliance with international laws and obligations. for these reasons i strongly support the nuclear weapons-free iran act as presented in this amendment and i urge my colleagues to act swiftly to pass this important measure.
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